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Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska totaled 329 million board feet in volume in the second quarter of 2015, an increase of more than 21 percent compared to the first quarter of 2015, the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station reported today. During this same period, west coast lumber exports...
According to results from a new study released by the University of New Hampshire, indoor storage of pellets in homes using the fuel for heat does not pose a risk of generating carbon monoxide (CO) levels above recommended thresholds. The issue has been contentious in the Northeast, said Adam Sherman, executive director of Vermont-based Biomass...
The end of the Soviet Union had far-reaching effects all over the world. Even today, researchers continue to discover new ways by which the fall of communism shaped not only global society and politics – but even European forests, as it turns out.“I personally was quite surprised with our results on forest dynamics,” Peter...

Guest Columns

Whether it is its natural aesthetic, its remarkable durability, or its carbon sequestering credentials, wood is gaining...
Summer is still in full swing, the start of the school year is just around the corner, and hunting season isn’t...
The science supporting forest biomass energy is extensive, well-established and well understood. One hundred prominent...
Normally, discussion of forest road building tends to focus around avoiding soil disturbance and runoff that could...
Wood fiber costs for pulp mills in the Western US have increased substantially over the past year while other regions...

Industry News

The American Forest Foundation (AFF) has announced a new initiative to ensure family-owned forests in the southern United States can continue to meet the growing and changing global market needs for...
By / William Strauss | Futuremetrics LLC The US wood pellet manufacturing sector is dominated by many small plants serving local markets. As the chart in the link below shows, of the 121 plants in...
Lack of domestic forest resources has forced the pulp industry in India to increasingly rely on hardwood chips from overseas for its wood fiber needs, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Growing...
By / Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University The Indiana State University campus is a little shadier these days thanks to the recent...
Is it reasonable to sacrifice 2,931 jobs and $367 million of economic activity for the (uncertain) preservation of 96 caribou per year in Quebec? This is just what could happen if the government...
Tree removal has begun on a 1,646-acre project on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest associated with the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI). The Pomeroy Task Order area...

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This thinning is in a Lutheran church camp on the west side of Flathead Lake in northwest Montana. A local logger took on the project as a challenge to his considerable know-how. He reduced stand density by about 50 percent in order to give residual trees the opportunity to grow into the park-like setting the camp’s board of directors wanted.